Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Roasted Almonds

The holidays allow plenty of opportunities to get creative with delicious dinners, decadent desserts and stunning sides. But, sometimes we all forget that the little bites you set out before the main course are just as important.

These cinnamon roasted almonds with a touch of cayenne pepper for a little kick of spice make both a impressive and tasty snack and a thoughtful homemade gift for the holidays!

It’s as simple as this: Toss some whole almonds in a mixture of egg whites and water, spread them out on a big baking pan, and sprinkle with sugar, salt, cinnamon and cayenne. After the almonds bake for about an hour, let cool. Then, just package them pretty in a re-sealable glass jar with a little ribbon, and voila! A sweet (and a little spicy) gift from your kitchen that everyone will love munching on!

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Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds

Yield: About 16 servings (4 cups)

Ingredients:

1 egg white
1 teaspoon cold water
4 cups whole almonds
1/2 cup white sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions:

Preheat oven to 250 degrees F. Lightly grease a large baking sheet.

Lightly beat the egg white; add water, and beat until frothy but not stiff. Add the nuts, and stir until well coated. Mix the sugar, salt, cayenne and cinnamon, and sprinkle over the nuts. Toss to coat, and spread evenly on the prepared pan.

Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven, stirring occasionally, until golden. Allow to cool, then store nuts in airtight containers.

Enjoy!

Adapted from AllRecipes

      

37 Responses to “Spicy Cinnamon Roasted Almonds”

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    Erika Beth, the Messy Chef — December 15, 2010 @ 7:32 pm

    Just stopped by for the first time. What a lovely blog! Looks good to me. :)

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    Talita — December 15, 2010 @ 8:25 pm

    What amazing idea! Simply, delicious and beautiful! That’s all that I need!

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    Evan @swEEts — December 15, 2010 @ 8:44 pm

    I love your new look! Very sophisticated :) These almonds sound splendid.. I think my mom would really enjoy them. Thanks for sharing!! Hope you’re having a great day Georgia!

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    Roxan — December 15, 2010 @ 8:48 pm

    What a nice snack! I’ve been making different cookies and sweets to bring in to work with me, and plan to make brownies tonight. But I think next on the list are these roasted almonds, I think they will appreciate the change from sweet to savory. Thank you!
    By the way, beautiful tree! I wish I could have one also , but our living room is just too small. Instead we hung up a wreath in the living room – which is nice because it doesn’t take up any space but still brings us the lovely smell of christmas.

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    Annalise — December 15, 2010 @ 9:12 pm

    Love the new design! So sleek and pretty. Although it did take a few minutes to load just now, but was fine earlier.

    These nuts look great! I candied some walnuts once and they were incredible, and easy. Thanks for reminding me to make some more!

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    Stephanie @ Per l'Amore del Cibo — December 15, 2010 @ 9:45 pm

    One of my favorite snacks around the holidays is nuts — it seems they’re always around. This seems like a great little recipe, I’ll have to give it a shot!

    P.S. LOVE the new design, it’s great!

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    Jennifurla — December 15, 2010 @ 9:48 pm

    gorgeous….I need to re-do mine now! ha

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    scrambledhenfruit — December 16, 2010 @ 2:29 am

    I love the spiced nuts- they’re so addictive! They’re great to keep for a quick nibble when folks drop in. Love your new look!

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    Amy — December 16, 2010 @ 2:53 am

    Georgia, I LOVE your redesign–elegant yet homey. :)

    Cinnamon-roasted almonds are a favorite treat of mine, REGARDLESS if it’s the holidays. I’ll have to add some cayenne next time!

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    Alisa — December 16, 2010 @ 3:11 am

    Your blog and your Christmas tree looks gorgeous! Mmmm, I could eat almonds all day!

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    BakingWithoutaBox — December 16, 2010 @ 3:44 am

    Oh how gorgeous! Just look at your pretty site. So glad I found you. Lovin’ some of those recipes. Thanks for stopping by and bringing me over. And that’s one classy tree. Love that ornament.

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    Angie's Recipes — December 16, 2010 @ 5:48 am

    Beautiful X’mas tree! And cool new design!

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    A Box of Kitchen — December 16, 2010 @ 7:46 am

    I`m sure I can finish the whole canister with that kind of almonds! Yum yum!

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    Jenn — December 16, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

    Oh those look so delicious! I love your tree too Georgia, it’s beautiful!!

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    warmvanillasugar — December 16, 2010 @ 2:04 pm

    These look perfect! Great recipe :)

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet — December 16, 2010 @ 7:48 pm

    the new blog looks so pretty, love the layout!

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    Deborah — December 16, 2010 @ 9:40 pm

    These would make a great gift!

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    Juliana — December 16, 2010 @ 9:48 pm

    Oh! I love almond with cinnamon, but never had a spicy version…I definitely have to try this one, what a great snack!

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    Pam — December 16, 2010 @ 10:08 pm

    Love the almonds – I would eat way too many of them. The tree looks beautiful.

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    Carolyn — December 16, 2010 @ 10:24 pm

    I love nuts for snacks, but sometimes I get bored of the plain ones. This looks like a great recipe to switch it up a little. I could use some right now as a pre-dinner snack!

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    Wendy — December 17, 2010 @ 12:02 am

    Lookin’ good, Georgia! Very sleek…love it, and love these nuts too!

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    ann — December 17, 2010 @ 1:29 am

    I love these almonds. They looks delicious.

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    Victor — December 17, 2010 @ 1:27 pm

    When I entered your website, I already notice the changes. Great job! Simple and pretty.

    You can’t believe how much I love roasted almonds. When it is available on site, I tend to take a glob of it! I haven’t made mine myself. I probably should!

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    Elina (Russian Bites) — December 17, 2010 @ 7:24 pm

    I loooooove sweet and spicy nuts. I actually worked for a little company making sweet and spicy pecans. I ate way too many while cooking/packing. SO good!!

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    Cristina — December 18, 2010 @ 7:14 pm

    Wooow! Georgia – the new design looks fantastic. I really like the continued use of soft colors and your header/navigation. Clean and user friendly. Also, your gorgeous photography seems to just pop on the page – larger images? Very nicely done…kudos to you and your designer :)

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    Georgia (The Comfort of Cooking) — December 19, 2010 @ 6:30 am

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Cristina. I’m so glad you like the new design. The photos are about the same size as they were, maybe a little smaller. I’ll pass on the kind words to the designer! Thanks again, and happy holidays to you.

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    Diana's Cocina — December 20, 2010 @ 5:26 pm

    I will have to add these to my dessret table for Christmas.

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    Magic of Spice — December 21, 2010 @ 4:26 am

    Love these :)

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    Georgia (The Comfort of Cookin — December 21, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

    Thanks so much for your sweet comment, Cristina. I’m so glad you like the new design. The photos are about the same size as they were, maybe a little smaller. I’ll pass on the kind words to the designer! Thanks again, and happy holidays to you.

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    Elina (Russian Bites) — December 21, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

    I loooooove sweet and spicy nuts. I actually worked for a little company making sweet and spicy pecans. I ate way too many while cooking/packing. SO good!!

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    Carolyn — December 21, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

    I love nuts for snacks, but sometimes I get bored of the plain ones. This looks like a great recipe to switch it up a little. I could use some right now as a pre-dinner snack!

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    Juliana — December 21, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

    Oh! I love almond with cinnamon, but never had a spicy version…I definitely have to try this one, what a great snack!

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    Jenn — December 21, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

    Oh those look so delicious! I love your tree too Georgia, it’s beautiful!!

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    A Box of Kitchen — December 21, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

    I`m sure I can finish the whole canister with that kind of almonds! Yum yum!

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    BakingWithoutaBox — December 21, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

    Oh how gorgeous! Just look at your pretty site. So glad I found you. Lovin’ some of those recipes. Thanks for stopping by and bringing me over. And that’s one classy tree. Love that ornament.

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    scrambledhenfruit — December 21, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

    I love the spiced nuts- they’re so addictive! They’re great to keep for a quick nibble when folks drop in. Love your new look!

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    Stephanie @ Per l'Amore del Ci — December 21, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

    One of my favorite snacks around the holidays is nuts — it seems they’re always around. This seems like a great little recipe, I’ll have to give it a shot!

    P.S. LOVE the new design, it’s great!

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